July 30, 2014

Egypt: UNESCO Ambassador Raises Alarm over National Library and Archives Damage

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From The Cairo Post:

Ambassador Mohamed Sameh Amr, chairman of UNESCO’s executive board, requested 170 CD copies of a UNESCO report on the damage inflicted on the National Library and Archives by a blast targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Jan. 24, Dr. Eman Ezz El Din, curator at the NLA told Youm7 on Friday.

Ezz El Din said that Amr intends to deliver a copy of the CD, which contains pictures of the damage along with the report, to the ambassadors of each UNESCO member country, in an attempt to help raise the funds needed for repairs and restoration work.

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The renovation cost is estimated at EGP 50 million [approx. $7.1 million/USD].

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See Also: UNESCO team express ‘shock’ at Egypt’s Islamic museum losses, pledges assistance (via AP)

See Also: Car Bomb Causes Severe Structural Damage to Egypt’s National Library (January 24, 2014)

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